Rangers and Redcoats on the Hudson: Exploring the Past on Rogers Island (Paperback)David R. Starbuck
Paperback Published: 01/05/2004
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A lively account of an archeological investigation at a major French and Indian War military encampment From 1991 to 1998 archeologist David Starbuck conducted excavations on Rogers Island, one of the most significant military encampments of the French and Indian War. Located in the Hudson River in what is now the town of Fort Edward, Rogers Island was once home to thousands of British "redocats" as well as hundreds of "rangers" - irregular American colonial fighters. In fact, the island is named for its association with the famed Major Robert Rogers, leader of Rogers' Rangers and noted author of "Rules of Ranging," his brief code-of-conduct for colonial guerrilla fighters written while encamped on the island. Rogers Island was one of the longest occupied and populous training camps of the French and Indian War and contains the remains of barracks, tents, storehouses, and hospitals. As such, the island offers unique and fascinating insights into the daily life of colonial soldiers. Writing in a lively and accessible style, Starbuck presents the findings of his many digs while retelling the history of the island and its many inhabitants.
Publisher: University Press of New England